CHICAGO (March 6, 2010) - George Kamberos
tallied his first
double-double of the season to lead the 11th-ranked Loyola University
Chicago men's volleyball team past Quincy, 3-0 (30-21, 30-22, 30-26), on
Saturday afternoon (March 6) in Alumni Gym. The win gives Loyola its
12th in a row, as the Ramblers now boast a 12-0 overall record and a 6-0
record in the MIVA. Quincy falls to 4-9 overall and 1-4 in MIVA play
with the loss.
Kamberos finished the match with 10 kills and 12 digs, both marking
season highs. Mike Hutz also set a career high in service aces, posting
six for the match.
"I thought our guys played well," said Loyola head coach Shane Davis.
"We were able to get a lot of different guys in there, which was good
to see. Quincy gave us everything they had and definitely challenged us
Quincy came out of the gates swinging, taking a 5-2 lead in the first
set after a Joseph Sokol kill. One of Domenic Dewaele's eight first-set
kills tied the score at six and a kill from Kris Berzins gave the
Ramblers a two-point edge at 10-8. After the Hawks notched back-to-back
kills to tie it up at 10, the Ramblers went on an 11-4 run to take a
21-14 lead. Dewaele then tallied another kill to help LU take a
nine-point lead at 24-15. The teams traded points until two Dan Leis
kills closed the set in favor of the Ramblers.
A Kamberos ace and a Berzins kill gave Loyola a quick 3-0 lead in the
second before Quincy took four of the next five to tie it up at four.
The Ramblers then ripped off a 9-0 run fueled by two Hutz aces and two
Leis kills to give LU a 13-4 lead. A kill by Matt Adler extended the
Ramblers' lead to 11 at 18-7, with the teams trading the next several
points. Loyola went on a 4-0 run, only to be answered by a 5-0 Quincy
swing to cut the Rambler lead to eight at 26-18. Back-and-forth play
ensued before a Brendan Styler kill ended the second set with Loyola on
Four Loyola errors helped Quincy take a 6-1 lead early on in the third
set. Three Hawk errors then helped Loyola come within one at 6-5, but
the visitors would remain in front for the next several points. Another
Kamberos kill then tied the score at 11, and two aces from the senior
sparked a 6-1 run that left LU ahead by four at 17-13. Quincy responded
by going on a 6-0 run and taking the 19-17 lead. The teams swapped
points until the Ramblers went on a 9-5 run to close out the set and the
The Ramblers travel to California next week to take on three top-10
teams in five days - No. 6 Long Beach State on Tuesday (March 9), No. 5
UCLA on Friday (March 12) and No. 3 Cal State Northridge on Saturday
(March 13). All three matches are slated for 9 p.m. CT.